The Michigan Boating Industries Association honored four contributors to the industry with Lighthouse Awards.
Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.
The entire staffs of Deltaville Boatyard and Prince William Marina joined the Virginia Marine Trades Association.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship announced that Jennifer Dudas will take over as president of the 40-year-old tournament series. Dudas assumes the reins from Al Behrendt, who is retiring after producing the series since 1981. “I’m excited to take on this new role with the BBC, Dudas said in a statement. My first love is sportfishing…more
Sail America scheduled its fourth biannual Industry Conference for June 9-11. The three-day event, designed for sailing industry professionals, will take place at the Charleston (S.C.) Harbor Resort & Marina. Sail America said its Industry Conference is the place for sailing industry professionals to learn about new topics and trends, receive updates and network. The…more
Registration is open for the Michigan Boating Industries Associations 2013 Recreational Boating Educational Conference, which will be held Dec. 4-5 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing. The event is the only conference dedicated to Michigans marine industry, which has a $7.4 billion economic impact on the state. Offering both a dealer and a marina track,…more
Harbor Docks in Destin, Fla., is hosting its 19th annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing Day Nov. 3 and has 350 openings for children and chaperones. Last year, 57 Destin charterboats offered to take children out for a fun day of fishing. Harbor Docks treats families to a fish fry after the trips, according to nwfdailynews.com. Children between the…more
The Army Corps of Engineers is dredging the St. Augustine, Fla., Inlet to make it more easily navigable by boats that include the increasing number of pleasure yachts that visit. Businesses along Vilano Beach tell First Coast News that the deepening of the channel will keep them operating. If we dont have the boats coming…more
ProBoat Radio, a weekly online show created for the readers of Professional BoatBuilder magazine by Carl Cramer and Barbara Jean Walsh, will no longer air new episodes, but fans can access the complete archives of past shows. The radio show ran once a week for more than 200 episodes, covering a variety of topics, as…more
Upper Florida Keys fishing guides are staging a protest today because of the Everglades National Park waters closure and asking Interior Department officials to provide reasonable access if a budget deal cant be reached on Capitol Hill. The budget impasse in Congress has resulted in numerous federal closures, including Everglades National Park waters, where a…more
American and international powerboat racing teams will compete Nov. 3-10 in Key West Harbor, Fla., during the Key West World Championship. Boats will race on a 6.2-mile course that features both rough and calm water conditions during the season-ending event, which dubs itself the Indianapolis 500 of the offshore powerboat racing circuit. The course layout…more